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An Effective Calculation of Reputation in P2P Networks

Author(s): RVVSV Prasad | Vegi Srinivas | V. Valli Kumari | KVSVN Raju

Journal: Journal of Networks
ISSN 1796-2056

Volume: 4;
Issue: 5;
Start page: 332;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: trust | reputation | peer-to-peer | transaction | recommender systems | credibility | feedback | similarity

With the advent of sophisticated networking technologies and the related applications, more and more computers are getting hooked to the Internet. This is mainly for utilizing several services ranging from information sharing to electronic transactions. P2P networks which allow decentralized systems, have posed problems related to trust when transactions have to be carried out. Current literature proposes several solutions for trust management and reputation computation. The solutions base their assessment of reputations on the number of successful transactions or on the similarity of the feedbacks. There are some concerns in the feedback ratings if we are not considering the issues like number of transactions, frequency of transactions with the same peer and different peers, age of transaction, how frequently a given peer attends a common vendor, and the number of common vendors between the pairs. This paper puts forward a reputation computation system addressing these concerns. It implicitly allows detection of malicious peers. It also incorporates a corrective mechanism, if the feedbacks are from more number of malicious peers. The implementations and the results that support our claims are also presented.
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